Learning Target- Students will be able to identify tone and bias in nonfiction text. Students will be able to identify author’s diction choices that help shape the tone and bias of the text.
Group practice- Read the first paragraph of the article, “Dangers of Refined Sugar” After the first reading, what do you think is the author’s opinion of the product? Write it on the group’s paper. Now go back and read the first section of the article looking for evidence that proves the author’s bias. Add your findings to the group paper.
Individual practice- Choose ONE of the following articles to read and analyze.
Sugar Health Effects
White PoisonSugar is Killing Us
Eating Too Much Added Sugar
Using these questions, identify the author’s bias. Remember, bias is the author’s slant or feeling toward the subject.
Last question- Why is it important to recognize bias in nonfiction articles? Why should we as careful readers pay attention to bias? Please put your name on this!